Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS. You can easily create your own website from home like you do with WordPress or Ghost. Grav is fast and flexible. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Grav on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it grav. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install Grav“. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=grav \ -p 4550:80 \ -v /volume1/docker/grav:/config \ --restart always \ ghcr.io/linuxserver/grav
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Grav” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Grav – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4550 Create a new user account. Note: The Username should be between 3 and 16 characters, include lowercase letters, numbers, underscores and hyphens. Attention: Uppercase letters, spaces, and special characters are not allowed for the Username. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: If you experience issues with permissions, just right mouse click on the folder where you have your grav files stored. Click on Property, Permission tab, Create tab, user & group and search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files, then click Save. Now try again: open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4550
After you click Create User on STEP 9, you will get to see your Grav Dashboard. Go to: http://Synology-ip-address:4550/admin Follow the instructions in the image below.
Enjoy your Grav!
Note: If you want to run the Grav container over an HTTPS connection, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: If you experience permissions problems, just right mouse click on the folder where you have your grav files stored. Click on Property, Permission tab, Create tab, user & group and search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files, then click Save. Now try again: open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4550
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This post was updated on Thursday / December 8th, 2022 at 1:09 PM